May be you are hearing of virtual reality for the first time. Let’s quickly describe, in less than 5 seconds…
Virtual Reality is the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors.
For a simpler understanding let’s just say Virtual reality is bringing “Virtual” into Reality.
With all the rumors we had been getting and even the virtual reality products that is already available in the markets, products like Facebook’s Oculus and the Samsung VR Gear, if you were at TECH PLUS 2015 that took place in Lagos mid of this year, you may have seen Samsung VR in action during one of the conferences, these are interesting and helpful gadgets we hope to share with you in our future posts someday but today, I’d like to tell us that YouTube in partnership with Apple Music and GoPro Camera (more about the camera after the video) had already implemented this and released a totally awesome virtual reality video having an artiste, to whom I am a fan of, speaking of XO’s Abel, popularly known as The Weeknd, this was a video of his hit track’s Remix “The Hills”.
In this video, you find this guy coming out of a building, acting dizzy, but that’s not the point, the interesting part is You, the viewer, can tap into the reality of that video, with the navigation button found on the top left, you can have a move and look around the whole scene. This puts you into “virtual reality” , we don’t wanna say much, just watch the video below.
The virtual reality video shoot was made possible through the use of an extra-ordinary video camera GOPRO 6-camera virtual reality rig, officially called “ODYSSEY”. This camera is quite very expensive, around $15,000 and it’s not for everybody, only “professional content creators and producers” are allowed to get and use it, this is probably the reason why you see mighty Apple Music doing this video using the camera.
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